|Project by Roz||posted 11-03-2010 04:24 AM||2320 views||0 times favorited||31 comments|
I am sorry this is not really a woodworking project. I want to tell you of a great kindness recently done toward my family by a fellow craftsman Larry Marsh whom I am proud to call my friend. Since I moved to West Alabama, Larry and I have occasionally helped one another with projects and he has done a lot of work for my wife.
The background to this story involves my mother who recently under went cancer surgery and is not a candidate for the chemo or radiation therapy she needs. I have been spending a lot more time in the assisted living home with her since this diagnosis.
Several of the other residents of the home expressed how much they love the benches I made, but the seats were too hard for them to sit on for long. My mother’s commit was something like, “I’m not going to sit on those hard things.” So armed with this information I called my friend Larry Marsh, the finest upholsterer I have ever known.
Larry made very dense cushions to fit from photos and measurements I supplied. Larry did this with out charging me for labor and did it in a week so my mother would be able to see them and possibly use them. Larry is a professional upholsterer and makes his living plying his craft which in my mind makes his selfless gesture even more poignant. The results were greatly appreciated by the residents and look really nice.
Larry is not a Lumberjock will probably never read this entry. It does not matter; I wanted to share the story of his kind and selfless deed with you.
Thank you Larry, you restore my faith in my fellow man.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."